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Madrid: El Prado Museum and the Royal Palace Walking Tour

Madrid: El Prado Museum and the Royal Palace Walking Tour

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Enjoy the most iconic monuments of Madrid with a guided skip-the-line tour. Beginning inside the Prado Museum, walk through the most emblematic areas of Madrid before concluding at the Royal Palace.

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Duration 1.5 - 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English


  • Visit the essential places of Madrid
  • Explore the Prado Museum with a skip-the-line ticket
  • Walk through the streets of Madrid and discover the Neptune Fountain, the Congress of Deputies, the house of Cervantes, and Puerta del Sol
  • Enjoy a guided tour inside the Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Observe paintings of Murillo, Velázquez, Goya, Rubens, and Tiziano
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Explore the most emblematic attractions of Madrid throughout a guided walking tour. Begin with a skip-the-line guided tour inside the Prado Museum, which houses outstanding rooms and paintings, with an emphasis on the paintings that have changed the history of art and become canon.

Admire works of Murillo, Velázquez, Goya, Rubens, and Tiziano, among many others. Continue with a 1.5-hour walking tour of the entire area between the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace.

Accompanied by your guide, discover the essentials of the city, including the Fountain of Neptune, the Congress of Deputies, the house of Cervantes, and the Puerta del Sol. Finally, your tour concludes with a guided skip-the-line tour inside the Royal Palace, a building of gigantic dimensions that is bound to surprise you with its rich decoration and incredible rooms and lounges.

This monument is considered a cultural reference for European monarchies and is the perfect way to conclude your walking tour.

  • Blue Badge guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the monuments
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Official guide
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Meet next to the Statue of Felipe IV, located in the center of the Plaza de Oriente.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Student card

Know before you go

  •  The discounted student price is only available for students under 25 years of age who hold a valid student card
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

based on 95 reviews

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Very pleased with this tour. The guide seemed knowledgable and concerned about the safety and comfort of the group. Very organized and accurately described by the website.. We spent about 1.5 hours at each site and 45 minutes walking between. The audio system was good and the guide made sure it was working. The time spent at the palace was long enough and I thought having a guide really added value. The walking tour was informative. Unfortunately the Sol Plaza and the streets were torn up by construction at the time of the tour (September 2022). The Prado tour was very enjoyable. You could stay longer at the Prado after the end of the tour if you did not leave the museum. Good communication before the trip. The App is helpful to receive your vouchers. It is good idea to check the meeting site before the tour because they are very clear about the location of the meeting point.

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September 22, 2022

The guide was excellent, and the tour was SUPER informative. The only thing I would say - this is a VERY long tour. I would include a longer break so people can get lunch and rest, or break it into two separate tours. Otherwise, by the end of the second tour, it is difficult to stay focused.

September 13, 2022

The positive: The visit to the Palace was very good, the guide Pedro Excellent !!! Time and form was fulfilled. The visit to the Museum, the guide Cecilia, also excellent, came out a lot. THE NEGATIVE: For those of us who are not from Spain, the monument of Philip IV, nowhere says so, so you have to ask everyone what it is to locate the meeting point, they should solve it. People should have been told that between the 2 visits there were several blocks for those who wanted to go by taxi, there were older people who had a hard time doing it. And finally a passenger was late and we were more than half an hour to enter the museum a shame. Things to improve. For the all very good.

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April 5, 2022

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